Photos: Nigeria Customs seized and buries 772 cartons of frozen fish allegedly worth over ₦10 million
Tuesday April, 4, 2017, seized 722 cartons of imported frozen fish (pelagic
fishes usually known as open sea fishes) which consists of soley fish, senrei
fish, fifty-six bags of smuggled rice of 50kg each fully loaded in a
refrigerated Iveco truck, Registered with plate number SMK 96 XR.
₦10, 573, 000.00 (Ten Million Five Hundred and Seventy Three Thousand Naira) based
on the statement released on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
come under regulated product in Nigeria with glaring rules which anybody who
wishes to import fish must follow before embarking on importation of such.
guidelines, there must be a fishing license/permit from Federal Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development by importing company and such importation
must be subjected to National Agency for Food Administration and Control
(NAFADAC) inspection/certification among others.
Federal Government Policy on fish importation, the Nigeria Customs Service is
working assiduously at ensuring that our dear country is not turn into a
dumping ground of not only fish but other restricted items.
pleasure to once again welcome you to Ogun state Customs Area Command, today is
exactly one week after we met in this environment in an effort to succulently
keep you informed on series of successes we are recording in the effective
discharge of our core functions (i.e revenue collection, anti-smuggling and
of the aforementioned rules and guidelines as contained in the government
policies and extant circulars, the goods have been seized and the frozen fish
will be destroyed accordingly.”
this opportunity to reiterate my appeal to the traditional rulers and eminent
personalities in the state to deploy all necessary mechanism in discouraging
the activities of their wards that indulge in smuggling. We believe that,
patriotism entails sacrifice and devoted service to our beloved nation.”
as Seseh Idowu, a native of Benin Republic has been apprehended and is assisting
the Command with some necessary information.